Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin has generated controversy since its publication in 1852. Here is a set of 12 primary sources that capture the controversies of the times while adding dimension and depth to any study of the novel.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the class into 12 groups, assign each a different source, have groups research the background represented, and report their findings to their peers
Classroom Considerations
  • Instead of printing, save the primary source set onto computers
  • The packet includes the primary sources, a teaching guide with discussion questions and activities, and an article that provides background information about Stowe
  • None